Agility and driving dynamics in the BMW Z4 Roadster.

Superiority that thrills: when it comes to demonstrating its strengths, the BMW Z4 doesn’t make any compromises. The optional Adaptive M suspension offers excellent roadholding without forfeiting comfort. The Driving Experience Control adapts the chassis settings to your desired driving style at the press of a button – comfortable or sporty, the BMW Z4 lets you have both. The seven-speed Sport automatic double-clutch transmission promises uninterrupted acceleration. And a dynamic driving experience in a class of its own.

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Seven gears, two clutches and uninterrupted acceleration. The 7-speed Steptronic Sport transmission of the BMW Z4 powers you forward without interruption. Two clutches switch between the two drive trains in milliseconds, without the slightest jolt and without interrupting the traction.

  • Double-clutch transmission

    Power alone does not determine the dynamic experience of driving – the available force also has to be applied effectively to the road. The 7-speed Steptronic Sport transmission with double-clutch does not waste a single millisecond of power. Even and uneven gears are distributed on two power trains, each with its own clutch. When one gear is disengaged, the next is already engaged. This minimises shift times but maximises precision. No jolting, no interruption in traction.

  • Gearshift paddles

    Thanks to the gearshift paddles, you can also keep your hands on the wheel during manual changes. And if you prefer to avoid shifting all together, the 7-speed Steptronic Sport transmission lets you stay in the right gear and save petrol as a result. It allows you to enjoy impressive driving dynamics with low fuel consumption and acceleration figures approaching sports car level.
    * Optionally available for BMW Z4 sDrive35i, standard in the BMW Z4 sDrive35is


The optional Adaptive M suspension allows the sports tuning of the BMW Z4 to be increased as required without compromising on comfort.
Lowering the chassis by 10 mm produces increased agility. Using the driving experience switch, the driver can also choose between a setting geared towards sports character and one with an emphasis on comfort. During the journey, sensors continuously measure data and control the shock absorber valves in the Adaptive M suspension according to the driving situation and road profile. This takes place for each wheel individually so that optimum road holding is guaranteed at all times.


A question of the setting. With the Driving Experience Control set to Sports mode, the engine and driving dynamics of your BMW Z4 react even more directly, allowing you an enhanced sports driving style.
Sports mode is activated using the Driving Experience Control fitted as standard in the central console. Through a predefined setup and according to the equipment selected, it results in a considerably sportier adjustment of the drive and suspension – compared with the standard settings. The engine responds more spontaneously. In combination with the Steptronic transmission, shift points have considerably more sporting character. And combined with the Adaptive M suspension, the chassis has a far more athletic setting. If variable sports steering is chosen, the assistance from power steering is reduced, which ensures a more direct feeling of steering control.